Wicked Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Delivers Thrills
April 28, 2016
The FIAT brand, known for delivering dependable and stylish city cars and mini crossovers, has added an even sportier, more responsive driving experience to its lineup – the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. Continuing the legacy of Karl Abarth’s performance-inspired vehicles known for their rich racing heritage, the 124 Abarth offers up sport suspension, mechanical limited slip differential, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned, chrome quad-tip exhaust.
Did we mention the 124 Spider also delivers best-in-class horsepower and torque?
Powered by a turbocharged MultiAir 1.4 liter engine, the Fiat 124 Abarth is the heir of the roadster that drove Fiat to its first European Rally Championship win in the 1970s. Applying the Abarth formula, the new 124 Spider is designed and built for thrills and performance. Key Abarth features include rear-wheel drive, a sophisticated suspension and a four-cylinder turbocharged MultiAir 1.4 Turbo engine with best-in-class 160 horsepower that is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shift.
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will be available beginning this summer.
“Our new Fiat 124 Spider is an iconic roadster that combines classic Italian styling with modern performance and technology,” said Olivier Francois, Head of FIAT Brand, FCA – Global. “The addition of our new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth further enhances the driving experience and offers yet another head-turning, fun-to-drive vehicle to our customers.”
2017 Fiat 124 Spider Engineering Feature with Enrico Genchi
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable turbo-powered convertible in America with a starting price of $24,995 (MSRP)
Lineup includes: Classica, $24,995; Lusso, $27,495; and Abarth, $28,195 (MSRP)